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97 Dodge Stratus Overheating


Old 10-28-2007, 02:19 PM
Topdawg2881 is offline
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Default 97 Dodge Stratus Overheating

Hey Guy I could use some help with my Dodge Stratus. It has recently started to overheat. While it is overheating the Heater inside the car does not work. I'm guessing it might be the thermostat. but I could use some help double checking this. Any Suggestions???? Thanks
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:22 PM
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Default RE: 97 Dodge Stratus Overheating

Coolant, water pump could be some things to check. My car did the same thing in the winter I wouldn't blow any heat unless I was constantly on the gas, when I came to a stop sign the cold air came blowing out. I just flushed the radiator and it was better.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:05 PM
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Default RE: 97 Dodge Stratus Overheating

well i am definatly not a mechanic, but.... I hope it's not that serious but I have the same year stratus and my head gasket went bad and needed replaced around 80-90k miles. Of course, i knew also because my car was leaving puddles of anitfreeze/oil...I know overheating is often times a symptom, but hopefully it is just something minor.

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Old 11-03-2007, 12:18 AM
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Default RE: 97 Dodge Stratus Overheating

Mine did the same thing. I didn't realize that I was loosing my coolant INTO the motor - I blew a head gasket. Now I have been told that I should just replace the motor, which is a 2.7L, so they are hard to find, which drives up the cost. So my car is now a paperweight. Have your head gasket checked before you do more damage and have to replace to motor. Mine was overheating, and I didn't know why. It also would blow cold air in the winter if I was not on the gas. This sounds exactly like what I went through. ...If I had only known...I hope it is not too late for you.
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